iSirona Announces Successful Go-live with Anesthesia Machines
ProHealth Care of Wisconsin Streamlines Delivery of Patient Data into Its Epic EMR
PANAMA CITY, Fla.—February 28, 2012—iSirona®, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced a successful go-live at ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Wisc. ProHealth Care, a regional integrated healthcare system, is leveraging iSirona’s connectivity technology to deliver accurate and timely patient data from its anesthesia monitors to its Epic EMR.
iSirona provides a software-based solution that works with the Epic Anesthesia module (part of Epic’s OpTime Operating Room Management System) to pull data from anesthesia machines and input that data into the patient record—without needing any single-use hardware. As a result, clinicians now can focus more of their attention on patient care instead of shifting attention away from the patient to transcribe data.
“Device integration is the necessary conduit between the anesthesia machines and the EMR,” says Dr. Ed Mathews, an anesthesiologist at ProHealth Care. “Without a doubt, implementing iSirona’s solution means that we can now spend more time monitoring and caring for the patient because the information that we used to transcribe is now downloaded automatically from the anesthesia machine to the EMR, generating an anesthesia record that is more accurate, more legible and, therefore, more credible.”
Mathews adds that he’s impressed with the integration of iSirona with Epic Anesthesia. “It was a very smooth transition. Accurate data is getting from the anesthesia machine to the medical record. In short—it’s working.”
About ProHealth Care
ProHealth Care is one of the most advanced community-based health care systems in the country, treating over 400,000 patients in 2011 in their hospitals, clinics and medical centers. They offer a full range of services, from fitness and wellness services to primary care and specialty care, hospital care, rehabilitation care and home and hospice care. ProHealth Care’s three hospitals are distinguished by advanced technology, clinical research, the latest proven diagnostic and treatment options and a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to care.
Panama City, Florida–based iSirona (www.isirona.com) helps clinicians make more informed decisions about patients by providing an easy to use approach to medical device integration. Using iSirona’s software solution, hospitals can connect virtually any medical device to their CIS, providing clinicians with faster access to more accurate patient information and freeing nurses from the burden of hand-entering patient data so they have more time for direct patient care. In 2011, iSirona was ranked #1 by KLAS for medical device integration systems.